Latitude 53 presents Visualeyez 2017, the seventeenth edition of Canada's annual festival of performance art, from September 26–October 1, exploring the theme of awkwardness

Call for proposals: Visualeyez 2013

Posted by Adam on March 20th, 2013

The fourteenth annual Visualeyez festival of performance art happens from 10–16 September 2013 in the downtown core of Edmonton, Alberta, exploring on the curatorial theme of Vulnerability.

Visualeyez takes place over a period of seven days and it is required that all invited artists are able to attend for the entire length of the festival. Artists experience the work of other artists; engage in discussion groups, meals and other activities that enhance the work of individual artists and the performance art community within Canada and beyond. Please visit for the past festival information.

Curator and Founder of Visualeyez, Todd Janes envisions Visualeyez 2013 as a conversation that begins by asking artists to explore issues around the curatorial theme of Vulnerability on an individual level and to confront issues of access, the body and social anxiety. Aiming to connect with communities of people with disabilities and aging individuals, this theme will explore issues such as emotional and physical vulnerability within urban environments and our struggles, through enhanced dialogues regarding societal issues, community connectivity, and understanding of vulnerability’s impact on individuals and society as a whole.

Situating part of the festival within our new barrier-free facility we desire to highlight many important choices that our organization has deliberately made to involve greater disability communities and artists. Now in its 14th year, Visualeyez—Canada’s only Annual festival of performance art—will situate work in site-specific locations and raise awareness to social issues including homelessness, shelter and access.

Proposals should include: a CV; artist statement; a detailed description of the work you wish to present, or explore; and support material which can include images, video, print or digital documentation of your work, catalogues, and press.

The deadline for submission is Friday, 31 May 2013, 2300h MST.
If you would like your materials returned to you, please also include sufficient postage or courier materials.

Artists shall be contacted by late-June 2013 regarding the status of their proposals.

Proposals by post to:
Visualeyez 2013
c/o Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture
10242 106 Street, Edmonton, Alberta Canada T5J 1H5
Attention: Todd Janes, Executive Director

Proposals by email to:
Please be courteous of image size and materials that you are sending. Please place Visualeyez 2013 submission in the subject line.

Visualeyez is joyfully supported in part by Canada Council for the Arts, The City of Edmonton, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Province of Alberta, the Edmonton Downtown Business Association, and Latitude 53’s members, volunteer and donors.